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Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up March 12, 2021

Get expert opinions on the latest emerging technology and innovation news. This week's round-up includes our analysts' coverage of biosurfactants, hydration sensors, last-mile technologies, and the energy transition.

The Top Digital Transformation Startups of 2020

Digital transformation means many things to many people, so it’s important to segment and analyze startups developing foundational enabling technologies as well as key impacted applications, such as Industry 4.0 and digital health. Our new market map identifies the top 20 startups digital innovators should be tracking.

2020 Year in Review: The Sustainability Imperative

Global warming, water scarcity, plastic waste, and the spread of microplastics – these are all serious environmental concerns on the minds of consumers, investors, and policymakers alike. Lux Analyst, Kristin Marshall, breaks down the key materials-related developments that occurred in 2020 regarding the sustainability imperative.

2020 Year in Review: Optimal Use of Resources

COVID-19 shook up the energy industry, and the aftermath is likely to shake the economic fabric as countries seek to rely on local systems and be self-sufficient. The major trend of improving resiliency in the post-COVID future will make the optimal use of domestic resources an even greater priority as countries seek energy independence and security while still maintaining progress toward decarbonization. Looking back on 2020, we reflect on some of the most important developments that occurred in the optimal use of resources storyline.

2020 Year in Review: Prevention and Personalization in Health

Last year was a significant foundation-building phase for the development of clinical decision-making tools based on data gathered remotely. We expect groundbreaking commercial successes to follow in the coming years, but in 2020, the biggest progress made was in developing devices to gather or capture the data needed to build or deliver these digital solutions. 

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up March 5, 2021

Get expert opinions on the latest emerging technology and innovation news for the first week of March. This week's round-up includes expert insights on the latest news in indoor agriculture, renewable energy, graphene batteries, carbon emissions, and construction waste.

2020 Year in Review: Materials and Digital Transformation

Digital transformation has the promise of enabling innovations in materials discovery, manufacturing processes, and applications, as well as new business models for sales. As we reflect on 2020, we take a look back and provide a breakdown of the most important developments and trends that occurred last year regarding digital transformation in materials.

2020 Year in Review: Adapting to Autonomy

As a result of the pandemic, autonomous vehicles were used in new ways, quickly adapted to disinfect public spaces or transport medical tests from testing sites to labs, which may sway public opinion and that of local officials as they take a closer look at how to regulate the technology. However, the financial pressure also forced some automakers to pause development. As we look back on 2020, we take a look back at some of the most important developments that occurred in the adapting to autonomy storyline.

2020 Year in Review: Personalized Products and Services

With a significant decline in retail traffic, CPG companies have had to launch e-commerce, smartphone, and D2C channels almost overnight, which has now intensified competition.  As we look back on 2020, our digital transformation team reflects on some of the most important developments that occurred in our digital health and future consumer coverage.

Lux Take on News: Weekly Round-Up February 26, 2021

Get expert opinions on the latest emerging technology and innovation news for the final week of February. This week's round-up includes our analysts' coverage of Hyundai, USPS, Covestro, BMW, Nikola, Pear Therapeutics, and Facebook.

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